10 Reasons why everyone needs an Outback Mates Membership
1) Membership is for life!
That’s right! There is no need to sign up for new membership, because once you’re a mate you’re a mate for life! That means 100’s of deals and discounts in the Outback forever and a day (how great is that!?)
2) You can go into the draw to win $500!
All Outback Mates members are able to go into the yearly draw to win $500! Simply pop into a participating Visitor Information Centre, show them your Outback Mates membership card and be placed into the draw to win 500 big ones! Since 2015 we have had two lucky #OutbackMates winners from Brisbane and Melbourne! The next winner could be you!
3) You’ll save on accommodation
There’s nothing better then saving a bit of $$$ on your place of stay; particularly if you’re travelling through our region for quite sometime! Guarantee a few extra dollars in your pocket when redeeming some of these suggested deals:
- Warrego Riverside Tourist Park: $21 off powered sites (Weekly Rate)
- Country Way Motor Inn: SAVE $10 on a Queen Room or Twin Room
- The Rocks Motel: $10 discount per night (when pre-booked)
- Aramac Camping Ground: Pay for 2 nights get 3rd free
- Lara Wetlands Bush Camping: Stay 3 nights and receive the 4th free
Click here to be directed to the full list of accommodation deals.
4) You’ll meet more friendly locals along your travels
As you check in to win (see #2) at a number of participating Visitor Information Centres, you’ll meet friendly knowledgeable locals who are always up for a yarn. While visiting, pick up the latest copy of the Outback Queensland Travellers Guide, Maps, brochures and a souvenir to remember your great #OutbackMates adventure.
5) There’s something for everyone!
Outback Mates is proud to associate a children’s activity book - Minimates, which is great for the little adventures on long haul trips. Pop into any Visitor Information in Outback Queensland to purchase one and head to the Minimates webpage to view all solutions. Activities include a crossword, word search, dot-to-dot, Outback recipes and more!
6) You’ll get exclusive news and updates
Outback Mates members are sent monthly news on featured #OutbackMates deals and events that may not yet be advertised on social media! That means you’ll find out exclusive deals ahead of the crowds.
7) There’s an Outback Mates App
Whether you’re an android or apple user, the our app has you covered! Simply download the app at the apple or googleplay store to view all deals in your selected area or category. The app is a great alternative for those who may not have an Outback Mates membership card. Once downloaded, simply log in with your member ID and password and enjoy scrolling through countless deals for your future roadtrip.
8) It’s great for foodies!
We’re not just talking damper and billy tea, but discounts at award winning restaurants, early opening bakeries and friendly cafes. Here are a few of our suggestions:
- Buy 1 brekky and get another free in Mount Isa
- Free drink with a Museum and Dinner Show Package at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
- Complimentary wine at Harry’s Restaurant, Longreach
- 25% off brekky at the Country Way Motor Inn, Cunnamulla
For a full list of all things food and bev, click here.
9) Membership isn’t just for travellers, it’s for locals as well.
We’ll never forget the locals! For those living in #OutbackQueensland, you’ll guarantee everyday savings with an Outback Mates membership. Here are a few of our favourites:
- 2 for 1 Coffee, Merino Bakery http://www.outbackmates.com.au/deal/209
- 10% off main meals at the Kings Steakhouse, Roma
- Discounts on golf hire in Bedourie http://www.outbackmates.com.au/deal/19
10) You’ll get special offers at festivals and events!
Every once and a while we’ll reward our members with a special deal at events such as the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival, The Big Red Bash, The Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo, The Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Festival and more. Check back on the Outback Mates Events tab for exclusive information on events offering deals on merchandise, tickets and special draws for backstage passes. Click here to be directed to a full list of 2017 eventures enjoyable for all members of the family.